Published in 1984, this volume presents methodologies for studying the ongoing psychological processes that occur as a person reads a text, as well as discussing the major findings that these methodologies have produced, to provide a handbook of reading comprehension research techniques.

Focusing on the comprehension processes that occur when a person is reading, rather than the representation that remains after the text has been read, the methodologies use measures such as reading times that reflect ongoing processes, rather than relying exclusively on conventional measures of memory performance such as recall. These methods make use of computer technology for rapid and flexible stimulus representation and data acquisition.

This book will allow researchers and students to select appropriate methodologies to investigate a range of fascinating questions about reading comprehension.

chapter 1|10 pages

The Influence of Methodologies on Psycholinguistic Research

A Regression to the Whorfian Hypothesis 1
ByPatricia A. Carpenter

chapter 2|18 pages

A Survey of Some Important Techniques and Issues in Multiple Regression

ByGeorge P. Knight

chapter 3|38 pages

The Word-by-Word Reading Paradigm

An Experimental and Theoretical Approach 1
ByDoris Aaronson, Steven Ferres

chapter 5|28 pages

Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP)

A Method for Studying Language Processing
ByMary C. Potter

chapter 6|10 pages

Priming and On-Line Text Comprehension 1

ByGail McKoon, Roger Ratcliff

chapter 7|22 pages

Eye Movements and Reading Comprehension

ByKeith Rayner, Patrick J. Carroll

chapter 8|32 pages

Using Eye Fixations to Study Reading Comprehension

ByMarcel Adam Just, Patricia A. Carpenter

chapter 9|36 pages

An Application of Multiple Regression Techniques to Sentence Reading Times

ByArthur C. Graesser, James R. Riha

chapter 10|34 pages

A Components of Sentence and IU Word Reading Times

ByKarl Haberlandt

chapter 11|34 pages

Thinking-Out-Loud as a Method for Studying Real-Time Comprehension Processes

ByGary M. Olson, Susan A. Duffy, Robert L. Mack

chapter 12|12 pages

Coordinating Discovery and Verification Research

ByJohn B. Black, James A. Galambos, Brian J. Reiser

chapter 13|28 pages

A Method for Comparing a Simulation to Reading Time Data

ByDavid E. Kieras

chapter 14|22 pages

Prose Comprehension and the Management of Working Memory

ByJames R. Miller

chapter 15|16 pages

Developing a Computer Model of Reading Times

ByMarcel A. Just, Robert H. Thibadeau